Monthly Archives: December 2011

How Did This Artist Freeze an Exploding Boulder In Time? [Image Cache]

Unless you’re committing life insurance fraud, you’ll never get to experience what it’s like to be inside an explosion. And maybe that’s what inspired sculptor Zhan Wang’s My Personal Universe which let… Continue reading

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The Chemical Brothers: Star Guitar [Video]

I tend to gravitate towards electronic music when I’m working. There’s something about the order and structure of the beats that keeps me productive. And more often that not, it’s The Chemical Brothers… Continue reading

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The cone snail’s eating habits will give you nightmares for the rest of your days [Video]

You may know that marine cone snails are some of the most comically toxic creatures on the planet. But have you ever seen one of these mollusks feed? Even though there’s no way one of these tiny creatu… Continue reading

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Streaming Movie of the Night: The Twilight Zone [Video]

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The Best Shooting Challenges of the Year [Best Of 2011]

The photographic prowess of our readers never ceases to amaze us. These ten collections feature the most jaw-dropping user-submitted images of the year—perhaps of the decade. More »
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Behold, the future’s bioluminescent billboards [Video]

Scientists at UC San Diego have made a bioluminescent bacterial billboard. They call it a “living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking li… Continue reading

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The Punch That Gets Your Whole Party ‘faced [Happy Hour]

You’ve spent all your money on Christmas presents, and you’re tired of spending time in the kitchen, but you’re throwing a New Year’s party and you need strong, delicious punch in high quantity to ensur… Continue reading

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The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Comics Of 2011 [2011 In Review With Io9]

2011 gave us a wealth of great new comics, which ranged from tales of moss monsters to feral school headmasters to martial artists with the power to make their limbs fly off. But what comic book debuts … Continue reading

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This Is One Ridiculously Over-The-Top iPhone Camera Case [Photography]

If you’ve come to rely on your iPhone 4 as your daily shooter, but miss the form factor of a real camera, Gizmon’s over-engineered iCA case will convincingly disguise your phone as a retro snapper. M… Continue reading

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How does one cross a paper bridge above a pit of snakes? NOT LIKE THIS. [Video]

Who wants another kung-fu brain explosion fiesta? In this scene from the 1982 Hong Kong action flick The Miracle Fighters, two wizards attempt to conquer the delicate Paper Bridge using their respective… Continue reading

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The Only Gardening Tool a Ronin Needs [Daily Desired]

Gardening has never piqued my curiosity, until I discovered it’s an excuse to run around with tools that look like katana swords. All I need is a nunchuk trowel on my belt and I’m all set for spring. … Continue reading

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Robots Suck At Scratching Vinyl [Video]

The DJs of the world can breathe a sigh of relief, because if this video is any indication, it’s going to be a long time before they’re in jeopardy of losing gigs to robots. More »

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A study of medical mistakes in medical-themed romance novels [Medicine]

How realistic are the medical practices in medical-themed romance novels? Dr. Cornelis H. (Kees) Langeveld investigated. Dr. Langeveld chose to publish his results in a medical journal, rather than in … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse and Pluto get the Frank Frazetta treatment [Concept Art]

If fantasy artist Frank Frazetta had ever worked for Disney, perhaps we would have seen Mickey Mouse on a distant sand and sandals world plagued by ferocious monsters. This Frazetta-inspired painting gi… Continue reading

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Gaming Giants Withdraw Their Support Of SOPA [Stop Sopa]

While they haven’t caught as much flack as GoDaddy did for appearing on the SOPA supporters list, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, and Sony Electronics have officially withdrawn their support of the despised … Continue reading

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On the border of China and Mongolia, you can find two dinosaurs french-kissing [Dinosaurs]

The greatest sculpture of all time? Perhaps! Outside of the 20,000-person Chinese town of Erlian on the Mongolian border, you can find this statue of two amorous sauropods making out for all the world t… Continue reading

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Genius Scale Only Shows You How Much You’ve Gained Or Lost [Genius]

When you’re battling the bulge, your bathroom scale can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. So instead of displaying your actual weight, which can be discouraging, this scale only tells you … Continue reading

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Copernicus Jones is a hardboiled android detective battling the robot mob [Webcomics]

There are eight million stories in the Future City; this is one of them. Copernicus Jones is your typical wise-cracking private eye: he’s got a weakness for betting on sports games and he can’t say no t… Continue reading

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British seaside town blasted with mysterious white goo [Video]

Here’s a reminder that a lot of tiny dead microorganisms can create an absolutely gag-worthy mess. Earlier this week, the British seaside town of Cleveleys was frosted with a thick coating of oceanic fo… Continue reading

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On Saturday Morning Cartoons, China, IL returns for a New Year’s Special, plus a look at Lord of the Rings: The Final Journey! [Video]

This week, we play catch up with Marvel Anime: X-Men (with Marvel Anime: Blade starting in January!) a take a look at new episodes of Robot Chicken, Generator Rex, along with the China, IL New Year’s Sp… Continue reading

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